Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Busy! Busy!

I've been super busy since Christmas.
I got a treadmill so I spent some time putting that together.
We had a second Christmas for my brother in law because he was away working at the mines over the Holiday period.
I've applied to and been accepted into my husbands raiding guild on World of Warcraft, so I've been spending some time not just leveling but also learning as much as I can about my class, and Of course devoting some time to the characters I created on another server with JK, Blaz, Kelle and Mr JK.
Catching up with some old friends from back in NZ and other parts of the world.
Cleaning up the house since we were climbing over boxes and such from presents.
Reading through my new cookbooks, in particular the ones I was gifted along with the slow cooker.
And finally trying to keep on top of all the sim modeling comps I'm in! Hopefully tonight/today I will get some time to backup all my save games and install Late Night...yet another Christmas present (I was spoiled this year)

I will leave you with this, my entry for Assignment 5 of Flux...which just happens to be a Christmas card challenge with an assigned Christmas Carol. I hope it's obvious what mine was hehe.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Holidays Everyone!!!!

Ok Ok so it's not a Simmy Christmas picture but you can blame, JK, Mr JK, Blaz, Kelle and in a way Serenticat and my own husband for sucking me back into the vortex that is World of Warcraft hehe



MERRY CHRISTMAS

From Nomlette the gnome priest *giggles*

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Neverend Legacy

So I haven't posted anything about my legacy since I created this blog. I actually got time to play it today and the youngest two members of Generation one just grew into teens...so it's a great opportunity for some more pic spam!

I'll be having a heir vote on the forums soonish, which will feature these two lovely ladies and their elder brothers.

Piper Neverend





and her twin sister, Summer Neverend



Faerie Folk Assignment 4

More pickage spam! This one is for my favorite comp atm, Faerie Folk Good vs Evil....and of course I'm on the evil side hehe.

My model Zeviko Hu is a fox Faerie a mythical being of Chinese and Japanese culture.

This particular assignment was about the senses, I was slow to view the thread and ended up with SMELL, since the other options had already been selected by my fellow evil faeries.
I had a bit of a mind block for a while, I honestly could only think of farts for a VERY long time, until I did some research and finally came up with this.




Smell is an extremely important sense, It can alert you to danger, help you chose something delicious to eat and it can help memories to come flooding back. Zeviko uses the power of scent for a different purpose. Certain smells can aide in sleep, in addition some perfumes can provoke good dreams, as well as horrific nightmares. Through the lost art of Alchemy Zeviko creates a foul scented brew that drags young children into a strange and terrible nightmare world.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

SIFF Submission



So it isn't the best thing ever, the text kinda needs some tweaking, but I submitted it anyways. If I get some time before the due date I might fix it up

SIFF

I've kinda been playing around with the idea of creating and submitting an entry for the Sims International Film Festival poster competition. I quite enjoy making advertisements, magazine covers and posters using the sims.

I recently created a photo album over there and have been sporadically submitting pictures...it's nice to have stuff stored in multiple places.

Last night I started fooling around with GIMP and made a basic background for a poster. I haven't decided yet if I'm actually going to finish it and enter it, but we shall see what happens, the due date is in a few days.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Clique Assignment 5

This is one of the two teen competitions I'm in on the forums right now. Clique is on Assignment 5 already, it has moved very quickly since we first started.

The assignment was to choose one of three punishments our model was to endure after getting caught skipping class. Though it's not exactly the most creative idea, I really wanted to use this grungy bathroom set from TSR.

My models name btw is Simone Lovecraft.



Simone skipped class to take a smoke break....come on it was only gym she wasn't missing out on much right? The dean decided her punishment would be to slap on an old shirt, some rubber gloves and an apron and clean the very bathroom she had hid in while everyone was running laps.


Addition to the below

In addition to the below post.

Each person has different experiences with each person. Some of us know Seren more than others. Some of us witnessed events like LE and Tori's bust-up, the Chama incident (and not just the blog posts), some of us have bothered to take the time to talk to both people on opposing sides of the spectrum and not just take blog posts as the bible....... so sometimes reactions are tainted with memories of how other events went down, how well we know the person and what we expect to happen.

The Business of being Switzerland

I did at one point try to keep a blog, however I found it easier to just slap in my bit in the comments of other peoples, until this issue came up. My view point is so different to everyone elses that I felt it really warranted its own post, plus it will probably be long as fuck and take up far to much space in someone elses comments.

Ok so, Sereniticat and LadyEm...can't say I didn't see it coming. And why may you ask if I saw the shit storm up ahead, did I not buy everyone raincoats?....well because it's not my job to in all honestly....we gun slinging kittens are a lazy bunch.

Like many bust-ups between mates on the simming forums I have the knack of standing back and seeing the villain and victim in both sides. There are few instances in life where one party is wholly to blame for anything.

I appear to be excused for my lack of giving a shit about the creation of Cloud Ten and the departure of Sun and JK from Sim Sanctuary...mainly because I had taken a leave of absence from the simming world for real life and the crack addiction that is World of Warcraft. I also believe its because my friends have come to the realization that I'm all over the fucking place, sometimes I visit your blog and comment, sometimes I lurk, sometimes I come onto chat.....and the rest of the time I just can't be fucked...and it isn't at all a reflection of how much I value the friendship, I just have a squirelly attention span.

I have the capacity to be a raving bitch, so I understand that everyone no matter how great a person they are have some ''special'' moments, and in no way should I use these singular moments to paint a person in one color, they are things I store away in their file for reference later on. Therefore in many situations that don't directly involve me, I am effectively Switzerland.

From the outside once again, blogging about something that should have been sorted out in private has made everything so much worse...and if I saw the bust-up coming then I'm damn well sure that the opportunity to deal with whatever issues were brewing behind the scenes came well before the desire to tell the whole world about it. It seemed even more silly that the posting back and forth started after a fairly innocent post was made regarding the Mares constantly slagging off Cloud Ten, and how that refreshing some old drama could be effecting any mending of ties that might have been going on.

I can see why LE was offended by comments made in Sereni's modeling comp regarding judging and such. No other comps around felt the need to state how ''straight forward'' things were going to be, there was really no need for the statements to be made in the first place. Though in all seriousness hers wasn't the only comp that kinda took a crack at Simiverse's unnecessarily complicated set up, that being said just because some of us found some of LE's shit hard to follow in the second and third cycles doesn't mean that all the contestants and lurkers felt the same way.

This in no way is me taking a crack at either of you,or me claiming that what I felt when I read posts is truth, I'm just giving you the perspective of Switzerland, that neither of you really thought about how the other was going to react and feel to your actions.

I don't agree with the way LE handled the Chama situation, yes I have expressed my feelings directly to LE, no I didn't feel the need to boycott Sim Sanct in favor of Cloud Ten even though I agree with the anti ''stirring the pot'' position they took. I don't think I should have to be against a person when really I'm just disagreeing with something they said/did etc....unless it becomes a regular occurrence which would highlight a conflict of personalities, in which case I move from being friendly to being polite. No one warrants my wrath until they directly fuck with me.

Regardless of whether anyone reads this, it was nice to get it off my chest :D

From the Ashes

Well I didn't exactly ''Burn'' the other blog...however if there had been an option I would have.

I quite like how this has turned out....please note the scary cat image is not something I created myself, it was the first appropriate image I found when googling ''Weird Cat'', so thank you to whatever strange human being created it.